December 14, 2020

UPDATE (December 14, 2020 1:33 p.m.):

Investigators have determined that a fatal shooting on the parking lot of the Golden Ring Shopping Center last night occurred as a result of an attempted robbery during an online selling transaction.

Kumar Burney, arranged to purchase an expensive pair of shoes from the seller on a popular selling app. The two met on the parking lot in the 6400 block of Petrie Way yesterday evening, December 13. During the transaction Burney attempted to rob the seller, at which point the seller produced a handgun and shot Burney once in the upper body, then called 9-1-1 and remained at the scene. Responding officers located Burney lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound, and recovered a loaded handgun from him before he was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Investigators interviewed and released the seller, who is cooperating with the police investigation. Once detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have concluded their investigation the case will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Consumers are reminded that in-person sales transactions with strangers are potentially dangerous situations, for both buyers and sellers. Anyone choosing to engage in these transactions is encouraged to meet during daylight hours at any of the Baltimore County Police Safe Exchange Zones for the completion of the transaction. Read our Holiday Crime Prevention Tips to find the location of a Safe Exchange Zone nearest you along with other tips for making safe exchanges. You can also watch our Holiday Safety Public Service Announcement in English or Spanish on our YouTube page. 

Original Release (December 13, 2020 10:33 p.m.):

Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of the Golden Ring Shopping Center that killed a man tonight.

Officers responded to the call for a shooting in the parking lot near the Walmart and Sam's Club in the 6400 block of Petrie Way, 21237 at 5:23 p.m. There they located an adult man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the upper body. The man, identified as Kumar Jumar Burney (20) of the 5300 block of King Arthur Circle, 21237, was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. 

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene and determined that the victim had met at least one other person on the parking lot prior to the shooting. They are continuing the investigation into the circumstances precipitating the shooting tonight and ask anyone who may have information to contact police by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

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Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards of up to $2000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges in connection with felony offenses.

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